Sunday, January 06, 2008

Dinner and Knitting

David left today for a week long trip of skiing with UMass Lowell Ski Team. This marks the beginning of the ski season for this family.

Because of his absent, my brother and I decided to try the Black Pepper Steak Sauce from this sauce book my parents bought us awhile ago. In Taiwan, when you have steaks, they are always served in hot plates (like the ones the fajitas came with) and has sauce on it. Black Pepper sauce is always my favorite. When I first moved to the US, I hated eating steaks here because it is always so blah! Who eats steaks with NO flavors? Slowly, I adjusted and figured out for myself what to do and how to marinade the steaks so they do have flavors. But I always missed the black pepper sauce. Well, I don't have to miss it anymore because I can make it myself now!

Look at that! And it taste even better! I LOVE IT! And the best thing - it is super easy to make!

One of my 2008 resolutions was to finish Irish Hiking Scarf that I started back in September of 2006. I wound the yarn for it this morning and am already done with one skein. Only one more left to go and I'll be done! Can't wait to check that off the list!

As you can see, the color is different from when I first started making it. Actually, that was the reason I stop making it - I ran out of yarn! I thought two hanks were enough - they were huge! But I forgot to figure the fact that they are also bulky yarn, meaning they take up a lot of space! By the time I realized I don't have enough, I didn't think I was going to find the same dye lot for the yarn, so instead of making it "close enough", I mad them completely different color! I wasn't sure at first on my choice, but now it's bigger, I really like it.

Hopefully, I'll have a FO to show by tomorrow night! :)


anphoe said...

I love black pepper sauce too! Perfect with steak!!!

JennM said...

It looks like taking a chance to try something completely different paid off. I think the scarf looks really cool like that. Nice job, Jenn!

Robin said...

Mmmmm, I'm hungry now!

missburrows said...

Oh, you are a UMASS Lowell ski team widow...I still remember what that is like! At least there will be more space in the bed!

KnelleyBelley said...

Not a steak-eater, but you make it look good.

The scarf looks really cool in 2 colors. Nice!

Baby Beth said...

I love the two-toned scarf!